Art Criticism and Writing | MFA Program

Our Faculty:

Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert,

Poet, Critic, and Independent Scholar

Alan Gilbert is the author of the poetry book, Late in the Antenna Fields (Futurepoem, 2011), and a collection of essays, articles, and reviews entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight (Wesleyan University Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, and The Nation, among other places. Gilbert’s writings on art and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications, including Aperture, Art Agenda, Artforum, Bidoun, Bookforum, Cabinet, Modern Painters, Parkett, Time Out New York, etc. He’s written about art and books regularly for the Village Voice and reviewed poetry for The Believer. He’s blogged about poetry, art, and culture for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet site. He’s contributed catalogue essays and entries for a number of biennials, group shows, and solo exhibitions. Gilbert is the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature.

Education:
  • University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), Ph.D. and M.A.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A. (summa cum laude)
Teaching experience includes:
  • Wesleyan University
  • Parsons The New School for Design
  • Cooper Union School of Art
  • Naropa University Summer Writing Program
Contributing editor:
  • Editor, caa.reviews; College Art Association
  • Formerly, Editor, NYFA Quarterly; New York Foundation for the Arts
Other publications:

art and literary criticism:

  • Aperture, Art Agenda, Artforum, The Believer, Bidoun, Bookforum, Cabinet, Modern Painters, Parkett, Time Out New York, Village Voice;
  • catalogue essays and entries for numerous biennials, group shows, and solo exhibitions

poetry:

  • BOMB, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, The Nation
Awards and honors:
  • Finalist, The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry
  • Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature
Books:
  • Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight (Wesleyan University Press, 2006) [non-fiction]
  • Late in the Antenna Fields (Futurepoem, 2011) [poetry]
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